Welcome the First Marsh Tackies to be Born on Daufuskie in Decades

Help Us Celebrate!

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The first Marsh Tacky foals to be born on Daufuskie Island in (locals say) fifty years have arrived!

Help us welcome Estelita (filly 11/10/17) and Mateo (colt 11/16/17) to the world. The first Marsh Tacky foals to be born on Daufuskie in decades were conceived when our herd was displaced together at Melrose for Hurricane Matthew. These babies are a living, silver lining to the storm and a symbol of hope, strength and perseverance for our entire community! Would you like to give in support of this historic occasion? There are many ways to be involved!

Giving will ensure Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society has the tools and resources needed to provide the very best care for our growing herd and it acknowledges the resources that have been spent by the organization to have this cornerstone of its mission accomplished. Founded in 2015, our mission is to promote and protect the critically endangered Marsh Tacky on Daufuskie Island through comprehensive breeding plus educational and special events programming.

The added costs and logistical challenges of running an equestrian facility on Daufuskie Island are great. Our team utilizes their personal tools and equipment, years of experience and working relationships in order to manage the ongoing needs of our horses successfully. Everything must be barged or ferried across which requires planning ahead and always having back up in case of an emergency situation. Some days it seems impossible to get by, but the rewards of having the first SC State Heritage Horse born on Daufuskie Island in nearly five decades makes it all worth it.

We are seeking cash, equipment and supplies, land to place into our rotational pasture grazing program and volunteers in a variety of capacities. Your contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. In the sprit of the holidays we would like to thank everyone who has helped to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the Marsh Tacky on Daufuskie.

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